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League Champion: Detroit Pistons

Most Valuable Player: Magic Johnson (22.5/7.9/12.8)
Rookie of the Year: Mitch Richmond (22.0/5.9/4.2)

PPG Leader: Michael Jordan (32.5)
RPG Leader: Hakeem Olajuwon (13.5)
APG Leader: John Stockton (13.6)
WS Leader: Michael Jordan (19.8)

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Transactions listed are from July 1, 1988 to June 30, 1989.
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Transactions

Date Type From To Transaction
July 1, 1988 Waiver LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers released Earl Cureton.

July 1, 1988 Waiver LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers released Tim Kempton.

July 1, 1988 Waiver SAS

The San Antonio Spurs released Ed Nealy.

July 1, 1988 Waiver WSB

The Washington Bullets released Frank Johnson.

July 1, 1988 Waiver CHH

The Charlotte Hornets released Clinton Wheeler.

July 1, 1988 Waiver MIA

The Miami Heat waived John Stroeder.

July 1, 1988 Waiver NJN

The New Jersey Nets released Dudley Bradley.

July 1, 1988 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers released Charles Jones.

July 1, 1988 Waiver NYK

The New York Knicks waived Ron Cavenall.

July 1, 1988 Waiver GSW

The Golden State Warriors released Greg Ballard.

July 5, 1988 Signing SEA PHO

The Phoenix Suns signed Tom Chambers as an unrestricted free agent.

July 6, 1988 Signing PHO DEN

The Denver Nuggets signed Walter Davis as an unrestricted free agent.

July 6, 1988 Waiver DEN

The Denver Nuggets released T.R. Dunn.

July 12, 1988 Hiring MIA

The Miami Heat hired Ron Rothstein as Head Coach.

July 14, 1988 Waiver UTA

The Utah Jazz released John Shasky.

July 15, 1988 Waiver GSW

The Golden State Warriors released Mark Wade.

July 18, 1988 Signing LAC CHH

The Charlotte Hornets signed Earl Cureton as a free agent.

July 18, 1988 Trade HOU CHH

The Houston Rockets traded Robert Reid and a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Steve Scheffler was later selected) to the Charlotte Hornets for Bernard Thompson.

July 19, 1988 Signing LAC HOU

The Houston Rockets signed Mike Woodson as an unrestricted free agent.

July 19, 1988 Signing HOU NJN

The New Jersey Nets signed Anthony Bowie as a free agent.

July 28, 1988 Signing LAL CHH

The Charlotte Hornets signed Kurt Rambis as an unrestricted free agent.

August 1, 1988 Waiver NYK

The New York Knicks released Pat Cummings.

August 1, 1988 Waiver MIA

The Miami Heat released Kevin Williams.

August 2, 1988 Signing ATL CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Tree Rollins as an unrestricted free agent.

August 2, 1988 Signing SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Avery Johnson as a free agent.

August 10, 1988 Signing NJN LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Orlando Woolridge as an unrestricted free agent.

August 16, 1988 Signing WSB ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed Moses Malone as an unrestricted free agent.

August 17, 1988 Signing LAC CHH

The Charlotte Hornets signed Tim Kempton as a free agent.

August 23, 1988 Hiring MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves hired Bill Musselman as Head Coach.

August 24, 1988 Trade SAS PHI

The San Antonio Spurs traded Pete Myers to the Philadelphia 76ers for Albert King.

August 26, 1988 Signing BOS

The Boston Celtics signed Ramon Rivas as a free agent.

August 29, 1988 Waiver PHO

The Phoenix Suns released Ron Moore.

August 29, 1988 Signing LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Kannard Johnson as a free agent.

August 29, 1988 Trade SAS NJN

The San Antonio Spurs traded Walter Berry to the New Jersey Nets for Dallas Comegys.

August 29, 1988 Signing NYK MIA

The Miami Heat signed Pat Cummings as a free agent.

August 30, 1988 Signing MIA NJN

The New Jersey Nets signed Kevin Williams as a free agent.

August 30, 1988 Signing CHI LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Scott Meents as a free agent.

August 31, 1988 Waiver NJN

The New Jersey Nets waived Otis Birdsong.

September 7, 1988 Signing GSW WSB

The Washington Bullets signed Mike Williams as a free agent.

September 9, 1988 Waiver UTA

The Utah Jazz waived Melvin Turpin.

September 14, 1988 Signing ATL BOS

The Boston Celtics signed Ennis Whatley as a free agent.

September 19, 1988 Signing MIL SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics signed John Lucas as a free agent.

September 20, 1988 Waiver LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers released Wes Matthews.

September 22, 1988 Waiver CHI

The Chicago Bulls released Elston Turner.

September 22, 1988 Waiver CHI

The Chicago Bulls released Rory Sparrow.

September 23, 1988 Signing PHI WSB

The Washington Bullets signed Vincent Askew as a free agent.

September 23, 1988 Signing PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Scott Brooks as a free agent.

September 27, 1988 Signing SAS CHI

The Chicago Bulls signed Anthony Jones as a free agent.

September 27, 1988 Signing SAS CHI

The Chicago Bulls signed Charles Davis as a free agent.

September 27, 1988 Signing SAS CHI

The Chicago Bulls signed Ed Nealy as a free agent.

September 27, 1988 Signing CHI

The Chicago Bulls signed David Wood as a free agent.

September 27, 1988 Signing BOS

The Boston Celtics signed Ron Grandison as a free agent.

September 30, 1988 Signing SEA WSB

The Washington Bullets signed Dominic Pressley as a free agent.

September 30, 1988 Signing UTA MIA

The Miami Heat signed John Shasky as a free agent.

October 1, 1988 Signing GSW

The Golden State Warriors signed John Starks as a free agent.

October 1, 1988 Signing PHO LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Grant Gondrezick as a free agent.

October 3, 1988 Signing PHI LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Mark McNamara as a free agent.

October 3, 1988 Signing NYK NYK

The New York Knicks signed Eddie Lee Wilkins as a free agent.

October 4, 1988 Signing SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Mike Champion as a free agent.

October 4, 1988 Trade IND PHI

The Indiana Pacers traded Ron Anderson to the Philadelphia 76ers for Everette Stephens.

October 4, 1988 Signing WSB NJN

The New Jersey Nets signed Frank Johnson as a free agent.

October 4, 1988 Trade MIL SEA

The Milwaukee Bucks traded Jerry Reynolds to the Seattle SuperSonics for a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Steve Henson was later selected).

October 5, 1988 Waiver PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers released Mark McNamara.

October 5, 1988 Signing DEN

The Denver Nuggets signed Wayne Englestad as a free agent.

October 5, 1988 Signing IND

The Indiana Pacers signed Richard Morton as a free agent.

October 5, 1988 Signing SAC

The Sacramento Kings signed Randy Allen as a free agent.

October 5, 1988 Signing CHH DEN

The Denver Nuggets signed Clinton Wheeler as a free agent.

October 5, 1988 Signing MIA GSW

The Golden State Warriors signed John Stroeder as a free agent.

October 5, 1988 Signing MIL DAL

The Dallas Mavericks signed Bob McCann as a free agent.

October 6, 1988 Signing SAC

The Sacramento Kings signed Ben Gillery as a free agent.

October 6, 1988 Signing WSB POR

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Darwin Cook as a free agent.

October 6, 1988 Signing NJN ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed Dudley Bradley as a free agent.

October 6, 1988 Signing NJN POR

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Adrian Branch as a free agent.

October 6, 1988 Signing POR WSB

The Washington Bullets signed Charles Jones as a free agent.

October 6, 1988 Signing IND CHH

The Charlotte Hornets signed Brian Rowsom as a free agent.

October 6, 1988 Signing LAL ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed Ray Tolbert as a free agent.

October 6, 1988 Signing CHI DEN

The Denver Nuggets signed Elston Turner as a free agent.

October 6, 1988 Trade HOU WSB

The Houston Rockets traded Cedric Maxwell to the Washington Bullets for Jim Grandholm.

October 6, 1988 Signing ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed Duane Ferrell as a free agent.

October 6, 1988 Waiver SAC

The Sacramento Kings waived Terry Tyler.

October 10, 1988 Waiver WSB

The Washington Bullets waived Mike Williams.

October 11, 1988 Trade HOU SAC

The Houston Rockets traded Rodney McCray and Jim Petersen to the Sacramento Kings for Otis Thorpe.

October 12, 1988 Waiver WSB

The Washington Bullets waived Vincent Askew.

October 13, 1988 Waiver SAS

The San Antonio Spurs waived Barry Sumpter.

October 14, 1988 Waiver HOU

The Houston Rockets waived Jim Grandholm.

October 17, 1988 Waiver CHH

The Charlotte Hornets released Sedric Toney.

October 17, 1988 Waiver LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Scott Meents.

October 19, 1988 Waiver GSW

The Golden State Warriors waived Tony White.

October 19, 1988 Signing HOU HOU

The Houston Rockets signed Jim Grandholm as a free agent.

October 19, 1988 Signing PHI MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Jim Les as a free agent.

October 19, 1988 Waiver GSW

The Golden State Warriors waived Keith Smart.

October 20, 1988 Waiver MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Jim Les.

October 20, 1988 Waiver SAC

The Sacramento Kings waived Randy Allen.

October 21, 1988 Claim GSW SAS

The San Antonio Spurs claimed Keith Smart on waivers from the Golden State Warriors.

October 21, 1988 Waiver UTA

The Utah Jazz waived Eddie Hughes.

October 21, 1988 Waiver NYK

The New York Knicks waived Ken Bannister.

October 21, 1988 Waiver UTA

The Utah Jazz waived Ricky Grace.

October 24, 1988 Waiver DET

The Detroit Pistons waived Chuck Nevitt.

October 24, 1988 Waiver MIA

The Miami Heat waived Nate Johnston.

October 24, 1988 Waiver LAL

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Milt Wagner.

October 25, 1988 Signing MIL UTA

The Utah Jazz signed Jim Les as a free agent.

October 25, 1988 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Darwin Cook.

October 25, 1988 Waiver SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Mike Champion.

October 26, 1988 Signing DET HOU

The Houston Rockets signed Chuck Nevitt as a free agent.

October 27, 1988 Waiver GSW

The Golden State Warriors waived John Stroeder.

October 28, 1988 Claim CHI GSW

The Golden State Warriors claimed John Fox on waivers from the Chicago Bulls.

October 31, 1988 Trade SAC NJN

The Sacramento Kings traded Mike McGee to the New Jersey Nets for a 1991 2nd round draft pick (Randy Brown was later selected) and a 1996 2nd round draft pick (Jeff McInnis was later selected).

October 31, 1988 Waiver SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Danny Young.

October 31, 1988 Waiver SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Corey Gaines.

October 31, 1988 Waiver BOS

The Boston Celtics waived Ennis Whatley.

October 31, 1988 Waiver BOS

The Boston Celtics waived Gerald Paddio.

November 1, 1988 Signing SAC DAL

The Dallas Mavericks signed Terry Tyler as a free agent.

November 1, 1988 Waiver DET

The Detroit Pistons waived Dave Popson.

November 1, 1988 Waiver NJN

The New Jersey Nets waived Anthony Bowie.

November 1, 1988 Waiver HOU

The Houston Rockets waived Jim Grandholm.

November 1, 1988 Waiver DAL

The Dallas Mavericks waived Bob McCann.

November 2, 1988 Trade NJN HOU

The New Jersey Nets traded Tony Brown, Frank Johnson, Tim McCormick and Lorenzo Romar to the Houston Rockets for Joe Barry Carroll and Lester Conner.

November 2, 1988 Trade LAL SAS

The Los Angeles Lakers traded Mike Smrek to the San Antonio Spurs for a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Tony Smith was later selected).

November 2, 1988 Signing SEA POR

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Danny Young as a free agent.

November 2, 1988 Waiver ATL

The Atlanta Hawks waived Anthony Taylor.

November 3, 1988 Waiver SAS

The San Antonio Spurs waived Phil Zevenbergen.

November 3, 1988 Signing CHI MIA

The Miami Heat signed Rory Sparrow as a free agent.

November 3, 1988 Claim DET LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers claimed Dave Popson on waivers from the Detroit Pistons.

November 3, 1988 Waiver WSB

The Washington Bullets waived Charles Jones.

November 3, 1988 Waiver DEN

The Denver Nuggets waived Clinton Wheeler.

November 3, 1988 Waiver GSW

The Golden State Warriors waived Steve Harris.

November 3, 1988 Waiver DEN

The Denver Nuggets waived Todd Mitchell.

November 3, 1988 Waiver MIA

The Miami Heat waived Andre Turner.

November 3, 1988 Waiver DAL

The Dallas Mavericks waived Jim Farmer.

November 3, 1988 Waiver MIA

The Miami Heat released Orlando Graham.

November 4, 1988 Signing UTA DEN

The Denver Nuggets signed Eddie Hughes as a free agent.

November 5, 1988 Signing ATL MIA

The Miami Heat signed Anthony Taylor as a free agent.

November 11, 1988 Waiver SAS

The San Antonio Spurs waived Keith Smart.

November 11, 1988 Signing POR SAS

The San Antonio Spurs signed Darwin Cook as a free agent.

November 11, 1988 Signing GSW SAS

The San Antonio Spurs signed John Stroeder as a free agent.

November 14, 1988 Waiver LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Dave Popson.

November 14, 1988 Waiver LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Tom Garrick.

November 14, 1988 Waiver SAS

The San Antonio Spurs waived John Stroeder.

November 15, 1988 Waiver IND

The Indiana Pacers waived Richard Morton.

November 17, 1988 Resignation IND

Jack Ramsay resigns as Head Coach for Indiana Pacers.

November 17, 1988 Appointment IND

The Indiana Pacers appointed Mel Daniels as Interim Head Coach.

November 17, 1988 Signing LAC LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Dave Popson as a free agent.

November 17, 1988 Signing LAC LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Tom Garrick as a free agent.

November 17, 1988 Waiver CHI

The Chicago Bulls waived David Wood.

November 21, 1988 Appointment IND

The Indiana Pacers appointed George Irvine as Interim Head Coach.

November 21, 1988 Waiver CHI

The Chicago Bulls waived Anthony Jones.

November 22, 1988 Trade SAS GSW

The San Antonio Spurs traded Shelton Jones to the Golden State Warriors for Jerome Whitehead.

November 23, 1988 Signing NYK NJN

The New Jersey Nets signed Ron Cavenall as a free agent.

December 2, 1988 Signing WSB WSB

The Washington Bullets signed Charles Jones as a free agent.

December 4, 1988 Signing DEN MIA

The Miami Heat signed Clinton Wheeler as a free agent.

December 7, 1988 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Ronnie Murphy.

December 8, 1988 Waiver LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Dave Popson.

December 9, 1988 Reassignment UTA

The Utah Jazz reassigned Head Coach Frank Layden.

December 9, 1988 Hiring UTA

The Utah Jazz hired Jerry Sloan as Head Coach.

December 13, 1988 Waiver DAL

The Dallas Mavericks waived Steve Alford.

December 13, 1988 Waiver UTA

The Utah Jazz waived Scott Roth.

December 14, 1988 Trade PHO CHI

The Phoenix Suns traded Craig Hodges to the Chicago Bulls for Ed Nealy and a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Ricky Blanton was later selected).

December 15, 1988 Signing POR BOS

The Boston Celtics signed Kevin Gamble as a free agent.

December 15, 1988 Waiver PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Pete Myers.

December 15, 1988 Waiver GSW

The Golden State Warriors waived Shelton Jones.

December 16, 1988 Waiver MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Mark Davis.

December 16, 1988 Waiver WSB

The Washington Bullets waived Dominic Pressley.

December 17, 1988 Signing DAL GSW

The Golden State Warriors signed Steve Alford as a free agent.

December 19, 1988 Waiver SAC

The Sacramento Kings waived Michael Jackson.

December 20, 1988 Signing PHI NYK

The New York Knicks signed Pete Myers as a free agent.

December 27, 1988 Waiver NJN

The New Jersey Nets waived Ron Cavenall.

December 27, 1988 Waiver PHO

The Phoenix Suns waived Winston Crite.

December 27, 1988 Waiver MIA

The Miami Heat waived Anthony Taylor.

December 27, 1988 Waiver DEN

The Denver Nuggets waived Wayne Englestad.

December 27, 1988 Waiver DEN

The Denver Nuggets waived Eddie Hughes.

December 27, 1988 Waiver MIA

The Miami Heat waived Clinton Wheeler.

December 30, 1988 Signing GSW DET

The Detroit Pistons signed Steve Harris to the first of two 10-day contracts.

December 30, 1988 Signing MIL PHO

The Phoenix Suns signed Mark Davis to the first of two 10-day contracts.

December 30, 1988 Waiver CHH

The Charlotte Hornets waived Tom Tolbert.

December 31, 1988 Signing DEN MIA

The Miami Heat signed Todd Mitchell to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 2, 1989 Signing DEN DEN

The Denver Nuggets signed Eddie Hughes to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 2, 1989 Signing SAS GSW

The Golden State Warriors signed John Stroeder to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 3, 1989 Signing MIA MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Andre Turner to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 4, 1989 Signing DAL UTA

The Utah Jazz signed Jim Farmer to a 10-day contract.

January 4, 1989 Signing UTA SAS

The San Antonio Spurs signed Scott Roth to a 10-day contract.

January 4, 1989 Waiver UTA

The Utah Jazz waived Bart Kofoed.

January 5, 1989 Trade DET IND

The Detroit Pistons traded Dick Versace (coach) to the Indiana Pacers for a 1999 2nd round draft pick (Melvin Levett was later selected).

January 5, 1989 Signing GSW PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Shelton Jones to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 8, 1989 Signing LAC LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Dave Popson to a 10-day contract.

January 11, 1989 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Craig Neal.

January 11, 1989 Signing MIA

The Miami Heat signed Kelvin Upshaw to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 12, 1989 Signing MIL DET

The Detroit Pistons signed Pace Mannion to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 13, 1989 Signing LAC UTA

The Utah Jazz signed Eric White to a 10-day contract.

January 13, 1989 Signing SAS SAS

The San Antonio Spurs signed Scott Roth as a free agent.

January 14, 1989 Waiver PHO

The Phoenix Suns waived Mark Davis.

January 14, 1989 Signing MIA MIA

The Miami Heat signed Todd Mitchell as a free agent.

January 14, 1989 Signing POR MIA

The Miami Heat signed Craig Neal to two 10-day contracts, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

January 15, 1989 Signing PHO MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Mark Davis to a 10-day contract.

January 15, 1989 Signing UTA UTA

The Utah Jazz signed Jim Farmer as a free agent.

January 16, 1989 Signing DEN PHO

The Phoenix Suns signed T.R. Dunn to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 19, 1989 Firing LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers fired Gene Shue as Head Coach.

January 19, 1989 Hiring LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers hired Don Casey as Head Coach.

January 22, 1989 Signing CHI DAL

The Dallas Mavericks signed Anthony Jones to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 25, 1989 Signing PHI PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Shelton Jones as a free agent.

January 26, 1989 Signing MIL MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Mark Davis to a contract for the rest of the season.

January 26, 1989 Signing SAS

The San Antonio Spurs signed Michael Anderson to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 26, 1989 Trade SAS DEN

The San Antonio Spurs traded Darwin Cook and Dave Greenwood to the Denver Nuggets for Calvin Natt and Jay Vincent.

January 30, 1989 Waiver NJN

The New Jersey Nets waived Walter Berry.

January 31, 1989 Signing NJN

The New Jersey Nets signed Bill Jones as a free agent.

February 2, 1989 Signing CHH IND

The Indiana Pacers signed Sedric Toney to a 10-day contract.

February 2, 1989 Signing NJN HOU

The Houston Rockets signed Walter Berry as a free agent.

February 2, 1989 Waiver HOU

The Houston Rockets waived Tony Brown.

February 3, 1989 Signing MIA MIA

The Miami Heat signed Craig Neal as a free agent.

February 3, 1989 Signing UTA LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Eric White to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 5, 1989 Signing PHO PHO

The Phoenix Suns signed T.R. Dunn to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 7, 1989 Signing HOU MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Tony Brown to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 7, 1989 Signing SEA NJN

The New Jersey Nets signed Corey Gaines to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 7, 1989 Signing SAC SAC

The Sacramento Kings signed Michael Jackson to a 10-day contract.

February 7, 1989 Waiver SAC

The Sacramento Kings waived Derek Smith.

February 13, 1989 Signing GSW SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Greg Ballard to a 10-day contract.

February 13, 1989 Signing SAC PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Derek Smith as a free agent.

February 14, 1989 Waiver HOU

The Houston Rockets waived Bernard Thompson.

February 14, 1989 Signing DAL DAL

The Dallas Mavericks signed Anthony Jones to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 14, 1989 Signing DET ATL

The Atlanta Hawks signed Pace Mannion to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 15, 1989 Signing SAS SAS

The San Antonio Spurs signed Michael Anderson to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 15, 1989 Trade DAL DET

The Dallas Mavericks traded Mark Aguirre to the Detroit Pistons for Adrian Dantley and a 1991 1st round draft pick (LaBradford Smith was later selected).

February 18, 1989 Firing POR

The Portland Trail Blazers fired Mike Schuler as Head Coach.

February 18, 1989 Hiring POR

The Portland Trail Blazers hired Rick Adelman as Head Coach.

February 18, 1989 Signing SAC SAC

The Sacramento Kings signed Michael Jackson to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 20, 1989 Trade SAC IND

The Sacramento Kings traded LaSalle Thompson and Randy Wittman to the Indiana Pacers for Wayman Tisdale and a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Bimbo Coles was later selected).

February 21, 1989 Trade DAL IND

The Dallas Mavericks traded Detlef Schrempf and a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Antonio Davis was later selected) to the Indiana Pacers for Herb Williams.

February 21, 1989 Waiver IND

The Indiana Pacers waived John Long.

February 21, 1989 Waiver SAS

The San Antonio Spurs waived Calvin Natt.

February 22, 1989 Waiver CHH

The Charlotte Hornets waived Rickey Green.

February 23, 1989 Waiver DET

The Detroit Pistons waived Darryl Dawkins.

February 23, 1989 Trade BOS SAC

The Boston Celtics traded Danny Ainge and Brad Lohaus to the Sacramento Kings for Joe Kleine and Ed Pinckney.

February 23, 1989 Signing IND DET

The Detroit Pistons signed John Long as a free agent.

February 23, 1989 Trade POR NYK

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Kiki Vandeweghe to the New York Knicks for a 1989 1st round draft pick (Byron Irvin was later selected).

February 23, 1989 Signing LAC LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Eric White as a free agent.

February 24, 1989 Signing SAC POR

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Brook Steppe to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 24, 1989 Waiver MIA

The Miami Heat waived Todd Mitchell.

February 26, 1989 Signing SEA SEA

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Mike Champion to a 10-day contract.

February 27, 1989 Signing NJN NJN

The New Jersey Nets signed Corey Gaines as a free agent.

February 28, 1989 Signing MIL MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Tony Brown to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 28, 1989 Signing MIA SAS

The San Antonio Spurs signed Todd Mitchell to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 28, 1989 Signing MIA POR

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Clinton Wheeler to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 1, 1989 Signing CHH MIL

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Rickey Green as a free agent.

March 3, 1989 Signing SAC SAC

The Sacramento Kings signed Randy Allen to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 3, 1989 Waiver NJN

The New Jersey Nets waived Kevin Williams.

March 6, 1989 Signing UTA DET

The Detroit Pistons signed Jim Rowinski to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 6, 1989 Waiver SAS

The San Antonio Spurs waived Albert King.

March 7, 1989 Waiver ATL

The Atlanta Hawks released Pace Mannion.

March 7, 1989 Waiver SAS

The San Antonio Spurs waived Todd Mitchell.

March 9, 1989 Signing MIA BOS

The Boston Celtics signed Kelvin Upshaw to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 17, 1989 Signing POR POR

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Brook Steppe as a free agent.

March 20, 1989 Signing BOS LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Ennis Whatley to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 20, 1989 Signing NJN SAS

The San Antonio Spurs signed Anthony Bowie to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 20, 1989 Signing POR POR

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Clinton Wheeler as a free agent.

March 21, 1989 Waiver SAS

The San Antonio Spurs waived Petur Gudmundsson.

March 22, 1989 Signing SAC SAC

The Sacramento Kings signed Randy Allen to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 22, 1989 Signing MIA GSW

The Golden State Warriors signed Orlando Graham as a free agent.

March 22, 1989 Signing LAC MIA

The Miami Heat signed Dave Popson to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 22, 1989 Signing BOS BOS

The Boston Celtics signed Kelvin Upshaw as a free agent.

March 23, 1989 Signing SAC SAC

The Sacramento Kings signed Randy Allen to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 27, 1989 Signing LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Rob Rose to a 10-day contract.

March 27, 1989 Signing SAS LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Barry Sumpter to a 10-day contract.

March 27, 1989 Signing ATL CHH

The Charlotte Hornets signed Sidney Lowe to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 27, 1989 Waiver LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Greg Kite.

March 29, 1989 Signing NJN BOS

The Boston Celtics signed Otis Birdsong to a 10-day contract.

March 29, 1989 Signing LAC CHH

The Charlotte Hornets signed Greg Kite to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 29, 1989 Waiver CHH

The Charlotte Hornets waived Ralph Lewis.

April 4, 1989 Signing SAS SAS

The San Antonio Spurs signed Anthony Bowie to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 5, 1989 Signing NYK LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Ken Bannister to a 10-day contract.

April 5, 1989 Signing NJN LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Kevin Williams to a 10-day contract.

April 10, 1989 Signing BOS BOS

The Boston Celtics signed Otis Birdsong as a free agent.

April 12, 1989 Signing MIA MIA

The Miami Heat signed Dave Popson to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 14, 1989 Signing LAC LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Ken Bannister as a free agent.

April 14, 1989 Signing LAC LAC

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Kevin Williams as a free agent.

April 15, 1989 Signing WSB CHI

The Chicago Bulls signed Dominic Pressley as a free agent.

April 18, 1989 Waiver SAS

The San Antonio Spurs waived Michael Anderson.

April 20, 1989 Signing DET PHI

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Jim Rowinski as a free agent.

April 23, 1989 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Clinton Wheeler.

April 23, 1989 Waiver CHI

The Chicago Bulls released Dominic Pressley.

May 3, 1989 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Brook Steppe.

May 28, 1989 Trade SAS MIL

The San Antonio Spurs traded Greg Anderson, Alvin Robertson and a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Frank Kornet was later selected) to the Milwaukee Bucks for Terry Cummings and a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Tony Massenburg was later selected).

May 30, 1989 Resignation NYK

Rick Pitino resigns as Head Coach for New York Knicks.

June 15, 1989 Draft NJN ORL

The Orlando Magic drafted Keith Lee from the New Jersey Nets in the NBA expansion draft.

June 15, 1989 Draft SAC MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Brad Lohaus from the Sacramento Kings in the NBA expansion draft.

June 15, 1989 Draft DET MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Rick Mahorn from the Detroit Pistons in the NBA expansion draft.

June 15, 1989 Draft DEN MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Maurice Martin from the Denver Nuggets in the NBA expansion draft.

June 15, 1989 Draft SEA ORL

The Orlando Magic drafted Jerry Reynolds from the Seattle SuperSonics in the NBA expansion draft.

June 15, 1989 Draft LAL MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted David Rivers from the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA expansion draft.

June 15, 1989 Draft SAS MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Scott Roth from the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA expansion draft.

June 15, 1989 Draft IND ORL

The Orlando Magic drafted Scott Skiles from the Indiana Pacers in the NBA expansion draft.

June 15, 1989 Draft GSW ORL

The Orlando Magic drafted Otis Smith from the Golden State Warriors in the NBA expansion draft.

June 15, 1989 Draft ATL ORL

The Orlando Magic drafted Reggie Theus from the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA expansion draft.

June 15, 1989 Draft CHI ORL

The Orlando Magic drafted Sam Vincent from the Chicago Bulls in the NBA expansion draft.

June 15, 1989 Draft LAC MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Eric White from the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA expansion draft.

June 15, 1989 Draft DAL ORL

The Orlando Magic drafted Morlon Wiley from the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA expansion draft.

June 15, 1989 Trade MIL MIN

The Milwaukee Bucks traded a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Gary Leonard was later selected) to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Minnesota agreed to select Mark Davis in the expansion draft.

June 15, 1989 Draft BOS ORL

The Orlando Magic drafted Mark Acres from the Boston Celtics in the NBA expansion draft.

June 15, 1989 Draft CLE MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Gunther Behnke from the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA expansion draft.

June 15, 1989 Draft WSB ORL

The Orlando Magic drafted Terry Catledge from the Washington Bullets in the NBA expansion draft.

June 15, 1989 Draft PHO MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Tyrone Corbin from the Phoenix Suns in the NBA expansion draft.

June 15, 1989 Draft MIL MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Mark Davis from the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA expansion draft.

June 15, 1989 Draft UTA ORL

The Orlando Magic drafted Jim Farmer from the Utah Jazz in the NBA expansion draft.

June 15, 1989 Draft NYK ORL

The Orlando Magic drafted Sidney Green from the New York Knicks in the NBA expansion draft.

June 15, 1989 Draft HOU ORL

The Orlando Magic drafted Frank Johnson from the Houston Rockets in the NBA expansion draft.

June 15, 1989 Draft POR MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Steve Johnson from the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA expansion draft.

June 15, 1989 Draft PHI MIN

The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Shelton Jones from the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA expansion draft.

June 16, 1989 Waiver GSW

The Golden State Warriors released Orlando Graham.

June 16, 1989 Waiver GSW

The Golden State Warriors released Ben McDonald.

June 16, 1989 Waiver GSW

The Golden State Warriors released John Starks.

June 23, 1989 Signing GSW

The Golden State Warriors signed Sarunas Marciulionis as a free agent.

June 24, 1989 Trade POR NJN

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Sam Bowie and a 1989 1st round draft pick (Mookie Blaylock was later selected) to the New Jersey Nets for Buck Williams.

June 26, 1989 Trade CHI SEA

The Chicago Bulls traded Brad Sellers to the Seattle SuperSonics for a 1989 1st round draft pick (B.J. Armstrong was later selected).

June 27, 1989 Trade SEA GSW

The Seattle SuperSonics traded a 1990 1st round draft pick (Gary Payton was later selected) to the Golden State Warriors for a 1989 1st round draft pick (Dana Barros was later selected).

June 27, 1989 Trade CHI SEA

The Chicago Bulls traded a 1993 2nd round draft pick (Mike Peplowski was later selected) to the Seattle SuperSonics. Seattle agreed not to select B.J. Armstrong with the 16th or 17th pick in the 1989 draft.

June 27, 1989 Trade CHI ORL

The Chicago Bulls traded Dave Corzine to the Orlando Magic for a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Toni Kukoc was later selected) and a 1992 2nd round draft pick (P.J. Brown was later selected).

June 27, 1989 Trade IND CHH

The Indiana Pacers traded Stuart Gray to the Charlotte Hornets for Dyron Nix.

June 27, 1989 Trade DET PHO

The Detroit Pistons traded Kenny Battle and Micheal Williams to the Phoenix Suns for Anthony Cook.

June 30, 1989 Waiver POR

The Portland Trail Blazers released Anthony Mason.